Sunday, July 16, 2017









Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Open Sketch Day in Tama Zoo

Aaron Blaise, a skilled and well known artist visited Japan and he had open sketch day in a zoo. I went there and was able to walk behind him together with other participants, and was able to see how he capture animals on his sketch pad. His deep understanding and analysis make him enable draw perfect form of any creature regardless the subject being stay still or not during sketching.

While he drew animals, I tried capture him.
Thank you Aaron for the inspiration and those who organized the day as well.

Saturday, June 24, 2017


シンガポールから来ていたスケッチャーさんで、昨年タイでのスケッチイベントでもお会いしていた Alvin Tanさんと、いつものスケッチ仲間と巣鴨でスケッチ会しました。前半はいい気候で、街中を、昼過ぎからは雨が降ってきたのでインドアにこもってのフード、ポートレイトスケッチにシフトしました。

Alvin Tanさんは、油絵、ブラシペン、水彩の3つの画材を使って描かれていた実力派でした。

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ginza weekend

Jenny and Teoh from Singapore, Atsuko and I met in Ginza, Tokyo. We went to open market held by Tokyo Forum. Sketched shoppers( people in motion) there.( Teoh left then soon) Later after lunch, three of us ladies went to Ginza 6, a newly built department store, we captured the view seen from roof floor. It was fine day, the temperature was ideal for sketching. Enjoyed your company all!

Monday, May 8, 2017




Saturday, April 22, 2017

55th WWSCは江の島


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cherry blossoms viewing at Senbonzakura

I went to one of the well known Cherry blossoms viewing points in Kanagawa prefecture Yamato city called “Senbonzakura”it literary means thousand cherry blossoms trees ( although there aren't that many trees, we often use the word “thousand” whenever we find a large number of them.)

I often wonder what is the definition of sketches, and what differenciate it from painting. But as far as I follow USk's manifest that says : “Draw on location, capture what we see from direct observation, be truthful to the scenes we witness, share our drawings online”, I think these can be called sketches.

When I arrived this location, it was sunny and the light was ideal, I saw many people enjoy walking, taking photos, having lunch on the ground.

Then when I started making second sketch, the sky was already getting cloudy and eventually it started raining.